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Science Communication Competition


Each year the Biochemical Society looks for talented science communicators to take part in our annual Science Communication Competition. The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.



There are two categories; written and video. Your entry must be bioscience themed, aimed at the general public, and must be submitted using the link below.




Your winning entry will be published in the Society’s magazine, The Biochemist and on the Society’s website. 



The 2017 Science Communication Competition opens in January 2017.

Terms and conditions


The prizes


Winning entries receive a cash prize, as well as a mentoring session with one of our mentors; Freelance science writer , broadcaster and award-winning science blogger, Dr Kat Arney, freelance science communication consultant and trainer, Dr Steve Cross, and science film-maker Jonathan Sanderson. They will also be able to discuss the various skills needed for a career in science communication, and give winners advice based on their own career experiences.


The Judges

Find out who will be judging the competition in 2017 and read our judges top tips.


Get Inspired


What makes a good science communication piece? Find out how to create something great and see previous winning entries from the competition.

   Criteria and guidelines


 Find out if your entry is eligible for the competition and read our Frequently Asked Questions